Jessica Simpson Celebrates 4 Years Sober in Candid Instagram Post 

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Jessica Simpson Celebrates 4 Years Sober in Candid Instagram Post 

By Movieguide® Staff

Singer and actress Jessica Simpson recently opened up about her journey to sobriety in a transparent post on Instagram. 

The “I Wanna Love You Forever” singer posted a picture of herself date 2017 and reflected on how much has changed in her life over the past four years. 

“This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself,” she wrote in the post’s caption. “I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.”

Now, Simpson is candid about her alcohol addiction and the negative effect it had on raising her three children. 

“Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol because it kept my mind and heart circling in the same direction and quite honestly I was exhausted,” she said. “I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honor. I wanted to live as a leader does and break cycles to advance forward- never looking back with regret and remorse over any choice I have made and would make for the rest of my time here within this beautiful world.”

“I can’t believe it has been 4yrs! It feels like maybe 2. I think that is a good thing. Ha. There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic,” she added. “The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage. The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was.”

Simpson said that she has overcome her fears and turned away from alcohol. 

“I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do. I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free,” she said. 

Movieguide® previously reported

Simpson remembered a defining moment in 2017 when she drank early in the morning on Halloween and missed being with her kids the entire day.  

“I was terrified of letting them see me in that shape,” Simpson confessed to People magazine. “I am ashamed to say that I don’t know who got them into their costumes that night.”

Although she thought that 37 was too young to write a life memoir, Simpson began writing about her journey to sobriety weeks after the incident on Halloween night.  

The memoir also addressed Simpson’s experience with sexual abuse and how it caused her to turn to alcohol and drugs. She further explained her mindset as a young, famous woman and how, now as a mother of three, she realizes she was harming herself by coping with alcohol.

“I thought it was making me brave, I thought it was making me confident, and it was actually the complete opposite; it was silencing me,” Simpson said.

“People are like, ‘Don’t you want to drink during this pandemic? Aren’t your kids driving you crazy?'” said Simpson. “I’m like, ‘No, I do not want to drink.’ I have not wanted it. I feel like that’s a big blessing.”

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